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December 09, 2017 11:10 PM

Buffet Crampon Japan Marks 50th Anniversary

Buffet Crampon Japan hosted a concert in celebration of its 50th anniversary on November 14 at Kioi Hall, Tokyo, and a reception on 15 at Ambassade de France au Japon, Hirowo, Tokyo, inviting about 200 business partners and endorse artists.

Back in 1967, Toru Hora launched Buffet Crampon Japan in Tokyo to start distribution of Buffet Crampon instruments. In the ensuing years, the company expanded adding an after-sales-service center, providing Japanese customers with inspection, tuning services, training technicians and representing a French music publisher. (Photo right by Masanori Doi.)

The company has helped raise young promising clarinetists organizing Clarinet Master Class every year inviting Michel Arrignon and other renowned professors at Paris Concervatoire as lecturers. Acquiring name woodwind and brasswind instrument makers one after another, Buffet Crampon has grown to a leading wind instruments manufacturer in the global market. Yet, the company maintains its ‘Expressly Serving for Music Players’ policy today. (Photo right: The Duo Michel Arrignon and his student Florent Heau was a highlight of the concert.  By Masanori Doi.)

The celebration concert enthralled the audience with overwhelming technique of such masters as Michel Arrignon, Florent Heau, and Pierre Genisson, and Japanese saxophone players, Kazuo Tomioka and Shinichi Iwamoto.

At the reception held next day, Jerome Perrod, president of Buffet Crampon, celebrated its Japanese arm saying, “Buffet Crampon Japan has played a significant role in expanding French-Japanese cultural relationship. It’s our honor and pleasure to be able to offer Japanese artists high quality gears for music.”

François-Xavier Lienhart, president of Buffet Crampon Japan, expressed his goals toward next milestone that the company would make further efforts to deliver fine instruments to Japanese artists while supporting budding musicians and providing them with upgraded after-sales services. (photos above : Jerome Perrod, right, and François-Xavier Lienhart)

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